If you LOVE kumihimo, you NEED these books in your library! Ordering here at Design & Adorn is the very best way to support me as an author. Plus, I signed the books!
Kumihimo Basics & Beyond is my first book (2013) and is considered by many to be THE go-to reference book for learning kumihimo. I start by presenting techniques for creating all-cord braids and then I teach you how to transform them into finished jewelry. Next we move on to beaded kumihimo. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing you to learn and practice as you go. I demystify kumihimo math by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teach you how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads you’ll need for your future kumihimo projects. Kumihimo Basics & Beyond is a 96 page paperback with 24 projects. List price $21.99.
Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified is my second book (2016) and it's the title where we explore braids beyond the round spiral braid and concentrate on fiber-focused jewelry. I teach you five different braid structures that you can do on the same round, foam kumihimo disk you used with book one. For each new braid, we start with a simple, high color contrast satin braid so that you can identify the parts of the braid and learn the new movements. Then I go on to show you fun jewelry projects that highlight each unique braid shape. I also teach you several "creative closure" finishing techniques that transform your braids into jewelry without gluing on endcaps. Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified is a 128 page paperback with 24 projects. List price $22.99
Beaded Kumihimo Jewelry is my third book (2020) and it offers a variety of revolutionary new techniques for utilizing beads that weren't previously possible to use with kumihimo. You'll learn how to modify the size and placement of bead holes using a quick and easy wire wrapping technique. You'll learn several strategies for working with larger beads including dropping multiple beads at once and using a beaded core. This is also the book were I introduce modular kumihimo jewelry and peyote stitch endcap covers. If you're looking for exciting projects that push kumihimo to new heights, Beaded Kumihimo Jewelry is the book for you! Beaded Kumihimo Jewelry is a 112 page paperback with 21 projects. List price $21.99.
Kalmbach Publishing (my publisher) has announced that as of August 2021 they are getting out of the jewelry book business and will not print any more jewelry books. All three books are out-of-print and limited to stock on hand.
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